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The Resource The last utopia : human rights in history, Samuel Moyn

The last utopia : human rights in history, Samuel Moyn

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The last utopia : human rights in history
Title
The last utopia
Title remainder
human rights in history
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Moyn
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today's idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. Here, historian Samuel Moyn elevates that transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal's troubled present and uncertain future. It was on the ruins of earlier political utopias, Moyn argues, that human rights achieved contemporary prominence. The morality of individual rights substituted for the soiled political dreams of revolutionary communism and nationalism as international law became an alternative to popular struggle and bloody violence. But as the ideal of human rights enters into rival political agendas, it requires more vigilance and scrutiny than when it became the watchword of our hopes.--From publisher description
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Moyn, Samuel
Dewey number
323.09
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.M88 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY / General
  • Human rights
  • Menschenrecht
  • Menschenrecht
  • Mänskliga rättigheter
  • HUMAN RIGHTS
  • JUSTICE
  • HISTORY
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The last utopia : human rights in history, Samuel Moyn
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-321) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humanity before human rights -- Death from birth -- Why anticolonialism wasn't a human rights movement -- The purity of this struggle -- International law and human rights -- The burden of morality -- "Human rights" in Anglo-American news -- Human rights in the 1940s -- Human rights between 1968-1978
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680038263
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780674058545
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctvjj31ct
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680038263
Label
The last utopia : human rights in history, Samuel Moyn
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Humanity before human rights -- Death from birth -- Why anticolonialism wasn't a human rights movement -- The purity of this struggle -- International law and human rights -- The burden of morality -- "Human rights" in Anglo-American news -- Human rights in the 1940s -- Human rights between 1968-1978
Control code
680038263
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674058545
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjj31ct
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680038263

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